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BOARD BILL NO. [11] 156

INTRODUCED BY ALDERMAN GREGORY CARTER

An ordinance repealing Ordinance 68813 and in lieu thereof enacting a new ordinance prohibiting the issuance of any package or drink liquor licenses for any currently non-licensed premises within the boundaries of the Twenty-Seventh Ward Liquor Control District, as established herein, for a period of three years from the effective date hereof; containing an exception allowing, during the moratorium period, for the transfer of existing licenses, under certain circumstances, and the issuance of a drink license to persons operating a restaurant at a previously non-licensed premises; and containing an emergency clause.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION ONE. Ordinance number 68813 is hereby repealed and in lieu thereof the following provisions are enacted:

SECTION TWO. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS.

The existence of alcoholic beverage establishments appears to contribute directly to numerous peace, health, safety and general welfare problems including loitering, littering, drug trafficking, prostitution, public drunkenness, defacement and damaging of structures, pedestrian obstructions, as well as traffic circulation, parking and noise problems on public streets and neighborhood lots. The existence of such problems creates serious impacts on the health, safety and welfare of residents of single- and multiple-family within the district, including fear for the safety of children, elderly residents and of visitors to the district. The problems also contribute to the deterioration of the neighborhood and concomitant devaluation of property and destruction of community values and quality of life. The number of establishments selling alcoholic beverages and the associated problems discourage more desirable and needed commercial uses in the area. In order to preserve the residential character and the neighborhood-serving commercial uses of the area, there shall be a moratorium on the issuance of new liquor licenses with the area beginning at the point of intersection of I- 70 and Union Blvd, and proceeding westerly along I- 70 to the St. Louis City county line, and proceeding northerly along the St. Louis City county line to Halls Ferry Rd, and proceeding southerly along Halls Ferry Rd to Halls Ferry Cir, and proceeding southerly along Halls Ferry Cir to Goodfellow Blvd, and proceeding westerly along Goodfellow Blvd to Park Ln, and proceeding southerly along Park Ln to McLaran Ave, and proceeding westerly along McLaran Ave to Trafford Ln, and proceeding southerly along Trafford Ln to Norfolk and Western Rlwy, and proceeding easterly along Norfolk and Western Rlwy to Park Ln, and proceeding northerly along Park Ln to Melrose Ave, and proceeding easterly along Melrose Ave to Tara Ln, and proceeding northerly along Tara Ln to Eton Ln, and proceeding easterly along Eton Ln to Riverview Blvd, and proceeding northerly along Riverview Blvd to McLaran Ave, and proceeding easterly along McLaran Ave to north/south alleyway between Partridge Ave and Oriole Ave, and proceeding southerly along such alleyway to east/west alleyway, and proceeding westerly along such alleyway to Partridge Ave, and proceeding southerly along Partridge Ave to Melrose Ave, and proceeding westerly along Melrose Ave to Riverview Blvd, and proceeding southerly along Riverview Blvd to Norfolk and Western Rlwy, and proceeding easterly along Norfolk and Western Rlwy to Broadway, and proceeding southerly along Broadway to Calvary Ave, and proceeding westerly along Calvary Ave to W Florissant Ave, and proceeding northerly along W Florissant Ave to Union Blvd, and proceeding westerly along Union Blvd to Harney Ave, and proceeding northerly along Harney Ave to Claxton Ave, and proceeding westerly along Claxton Ave to Bircher Blvd, and proceeding easterly along Bircher Blvd to Union Blvd, and proceeding westerly along Union Blvd to the point of beginning. Such area shall be known as the Twenty-Seventh Ward Liquor Control Area.

SECTION THREE. The Excise Commissioner is hereby prohibited, for a period of three years, beginning as of the effective date of this Ordinance, from approving the issuance of a package or drink liquor license for any premises which is located within the boundaries of the Twenty-Seventh Ward Liquor Control District established in Section Two of this ordinance.

SECTION FOUR. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section THree of this Ordinance, the Excise Commissioner shall have authority to:

(1) Approve transfer of an existing license to another premises within the petition circle of the currently licensed premises, pursuant to the provisions of subsection (B) of section 14.06.330 of Ordinance 68536; and

(2) Issue a drink license for a premises, not licensed as of the effective date of this Ordinance, which currently is or will be, upon opening, operated as a restaurant, as such term is defined in section 14.01.390 of Ordinance 68536.

(3) Approve the renewal of an existing license under the provisions of Section 14.08.090 of Ordinance 68536.

SECTION FIVE. EMERGENCY CLAUSE.
This being an ordinance for the preservation of public peace, health and safety, it is hereby declared to be an emergency measure within the meaning of Sections 19 and 20 of Article IV of the Charter of the City of St. Louis and therefore this ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its passage and approval by the Mayor.

Legislative History
1ST READING REF TO COMM COMMITTEE COMM SUB COMM AMEND
09/16/11
2ND READING FLOOR AMEND FLOOR SUB PERFECTN PASSAGE
ORDINANCE VETOED VETO OVR SIGNED BY MAYOR
68897

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